Why Choose Lafarge?
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The Leader in its Industry

Choosing Lafarge means choosing the world leader in building materials. Our leadership is founded on unique industrial know-how, significant investments in research and development and partnerships with the most prestigious institutions. Join us!


A World Leader in Cement, N°2 in Aggregates, and N°4 in Concrete

Cement: A material in great demand


Lafarge offers a range of cements, hydraulic binders and limes for construction, renovation and public works. In 2013, the Cement business line accounted for more than 60% of the Group's total sales.


Fast-growing markets, (China, India, Eastern Europe, etc.) are a key focus of our strategic development plan. They account for more than 50% of Cement Business sales.


Aggregates: The most-consumed material in the world, ahead of water!


Aggregates are an essential ingredient in the manufacture of concrete and are used in the framework of many structures. Lafarge is a leader in this sector thanks to its expertise throughout the value chain, from extraction to quarry rehabilitation.


Concrete: A high-tech material at the heart of architectural innovation.


Lafarge has created more than 500 different concrete formulas to meet the specific needs of our customers: pre-cast concretes, ready-mix concretes, ultra-high-performance concretes, to name a few.

Concrete is now studied at the nanometric scale, bringing it into the realm of high-tech and allowing it to contribute its many qualities to bold architectural projects.

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A Group Dedicated to Innovation

Innovation is a strategic priority for the Lafarge Group. Lafarge holds several hundred patents and consistently offers new high-tech products and solutions.


  • The Group's research center, the world's leading research center in the field of building materials, is an international point of scientific reference.
  • Our decentralized global structure of technical centers and application laboratories empowers us to pioneer competitive innovations in all of our markets.

Every year, the Group devotes more than 120 million euros to research. More than 1,000 employees throughout the world - teams of scientists, engineers and expert technicians - are working to develop the building materials of tomorrow. Why not join us so we can innovate together?

Prestigious Research and Development Partnerships

Lafarge has developed partnerships with important research centers, engineering schools, international institutions and universities around the world.


In partnership with two prestigious French engineering schools, the Ecole des Ponts and the Ecole Polytechnique, the Lafarge Group is a founding member of the Research Chair in the Science of Sustainable Construction Materials. The goal of this partnership is to create a world center of excellence in the science of building materials.


The Lafarge Group also works closely with other universities and organizations worldwide, including:


  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Princeton University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Sherbrooke
  • The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Europe's leading scientific research organization
  • The Building Materials Academy in Beijing
  • The Institute of Technology in Roorke (India)


This top-class scientific cooperation helps Lafarge maintain its leadership position in the building materials sector.

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Lafarge's principles in action

Key to Lafarge is its values of respect, care and constructive dialogue with stakeholders, including employees. These values are reflected in Lafarge's approach in its operations and business activities which focus on sustainable growth by reconciling the challenges of economic development and environmental respect.

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